"A book to be read over and over for its intriguing story, illustrations, and captions." —School Library Journal, starred review
"Quigley adeptly creates strong classroom scenes that convey an inclusive student body’s realistic dynamic and an endearing, assured seven-year-old protagonist who appreciates her cultural identity." - PW, starred review
We are so happy to announce that we have placed world rights to debut author Natalie Dias Lorenzi's middle-grade novel Flying the Dragon, which tells the alternating stories of Hiroshi, a Japanese boy struggling to adjust to American language and traditions, and his American cousin Susan, who is now faced with needing to be "Japanese enough" for her newly arrived extended family, until they unite as a kite fighting team, to Emily Mitchell at Charlesbridge, for publication in spring 2013.
Natalie has been producing teacher's guides to published children's books for some time now, helping her fellow authors and getting raves for her work, so it's especially wonderful to know her first book will be hitting the shelves soon!